"21" is creating ploppies not pros. Was at MGM Detroit yesterday using some freeplay on the slots (have a ? about that at the bottom) after I was done I went and back counted a shoe or 2 before I left (6 decker s17) when a player got 8-8 v 10 with a $100 bet. He stood on the hand (he did not hit! and surr. is not available) and got badmouthed for it then he said and I quote, "Didnt you see the movie, you dont split 8's against 10's or aces" The count was just below zero but had to laugh my ass off when the cards came as follows; 8, 3, 10, 3, 9, 3, 9. So instead of a 21 and two 20's he has 16. The dealer flipped over a 9 and I couldnt help myself from laughing at him because of some movie. I know what happened might be rare but seems to me that the $8.00 movie cost him a $700 swing (lost $100 and didn't win $600) in this case!
Now my freeplay question:
When using it, obviously its for the slot machines and we figured at the best game to use it on was video poker than it dawned on me the video BJ might be better and here is why. Even though BJ's pay 2 for one along with all other winners the one you lose is the freeplay credit therefore on winning hands you really get 2 TO 1 (lose one freeplay credit, win 2 REAL credits. Also on pushes you win 1 REAL creditm, that is the freeplay credit is returned as a real credit). Any thoughts on this and if anyone has better suggestions would be greatly appreciated.